By Srila Narottama das Thakura
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hari hari! biphale janama gonainu
manusya-janama paiya radha-krsna na bhaijiya
janiya suniya bisa khainu
O Lord Hari, Lord Hari, I have spent my life uselessly. Although I have obtained a human birth, I have refused to worship Radha and Krishna, and in this way I have knowingly drunk poison.
golekera prema-dhana, hari-nama-sankirtana
rati na janmilo kene tay
somsara-bisanale, diba-nisi hiya jwale
juraite na koinu upay
The treasure of love of God has descended from the spiritual world of Goloka Vrndavana, appearing in this world as the sankirtana movement of the chanting of Lord Hari's holy names. Why was I not attracted to it? Day and night I burned in the poison of material existence, but still I refused to take the antidote.
brajendra-nandana jei, saci-suta hoilo sei
balarama hoilo nitai
dina-hina jata chilo, hari-name uddharilo
tara saksi jagai madhai
Lord Krishna, the prince of Vraja, has appeared as Lord Caitanya, the son of Saci-devi and Lord Balarama has appeared as Lord Nityananda. The most fallen and degraded were lifted from their fallen condition by the chanting of the holy Name of Lord Hari. The story of Jagai and Madhai testifies to the truth of this.
ha ha prabhu nanada-suta, brsabhanu-suta-juta
koruna karoho ei-baro
narottama-dasa koy na theliho ranga pay
toma bine ke ache amara
O Lord Krishna, O son of Maharaja Nanda, O companion of Srimati Radharani, the daughter of Maharaja Vrsabhanu, please be merciful to me. Now that I have finally attained Your reddish lotus feet, please do not push me away. Except for You, who is my shelter?